One up on Wall Street: how to use what you already know to make money in the market

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Simon & Schuster, Apr 3, 2000 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING BOOK THAT EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD OWN

Peter Lynch is America's number-one money manager. His mantra: Average investors can become experts in their own field and can pick winning stocks as effectively as Wall Street professionals by doing just a little research.

Now, in a new introduction written specifically for this edition of One Up on Wall Street, Lynch gives his take on the incredible rise of Internet stocks, as well as a list of twenty winning companies of high-tech '90s. That many of these winners are low-tech supports his thesis that amateur investors can continue to reap exceptional rewards from mundane, easy-to-understand companies they encounter in their daily lives.

Investment opportunities abound for the layperson, Lynch says. By simply observing business developments and taking notice of your immediate world -- from the mall to the workplace -- you can discover potentially successful companies before professional analysts do. This jump on the experts is what produces "tenbaggers," the stocks that appreciate tenfold or more and turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer.

The former star manager of Fidelity's multibillion-dollar Magellan Fund, Lynch reveals how he achieved his spectacular record. Writing with John Rothchild, Lynch offers easy-to-follow directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots by reviewing a company's financial statements and by identifying which numbers really count. He explains how to stalk tenbaggers and lays out the guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.

Lynch promises that if you ignore the ups and downs of the market and the endless speculation about interest rates, in the long term (anywhere from five to fifteen years) your portfolio will reward you. This advice has proved to be timeless and has made One Up on Wall Street a number-one bestseller. And now this classic is as valuable in the new millennium as ever.

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I like Peter Lynch's writing style... - Goodreads
Good read for intro to investing. - Goodreads
It had practical advice and was not too preachy. - Goodreads
Of course Peter Lynch gives solid investing advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Digvijay Singh - Goodreads

It's the value investor's handbook. To be read and referred to again and again, simply because all the noise of the business world gets cancelled out, when you remember why value always beats speculation. Read full review

excellent book!!

User Review  - Nikesh Chahal - Flipkart

if you know nothing about investing and want to know the basics then this book is for you. This book will simply tell you how you can make money in stock market in simple and fun language. With this book you get acquainted with the workings stock market. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Millennium Hdition
9
A Note from Ireland
27
Preparing to Invest
45
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About the author (2000)

Peter Lynch is vice chairman of Fidelity Management & Research Company -- the investment advisor arm of Fidelity Investments -- and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fidelity funds. Mr. Lynch was portfolio manager of Fidelity Magellan Fund, which was the best performing fund in the world under his leadership from May 1977 to May 1990. He is the co-author of the bestselling Beating the Street and Learn to Earn, a beginner's guide to the basics of investing and business. He lives in the Boston area.